Become the next Shigeru Miyamoto with the Humble GameMaker Bundle

And get Tropico 4 for free during Humble Bundle's latest promotion.

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Humble Bundle's latest bundle should appeal to anyone who harbors a dream of creating the next big thing in gaming. TheHumble GameMaker Bundle packs up GameMaker Studio Pro, assorted modules for the suite, and assorted games in a pay-what-you want offering.

As always, Humble Bundle packages come in tiers. This case is special, though: every game in the GameMaker Bundle comes with source code, so you can crack any title open and get a feel for how it works. For as little as a buck, you get Extreme Burger Defense Source Code; Freeway Mutant Source Code; Uncanny Valley; Cook, Serve, Delicious; Ink; Shep Hard + Source Code; Angry Chicken: Egg Madness! + Source Code; and GameMaker Studio Pro.

Pay the going average, and you'll unlock Uncanny Valley Source Code; Ink Source Code; Galactic Missile Defense + Source Code; HTML5 Module; 10 Second Ninja X GameMaker Edition Source Code; Solstice; Home; Cook, Serve, Delicious! Source Code; and a 40% off coupon for 10 Second Ninja X.

Finally, $15 or more expands GameMaker Studio by rolling in Android Module, iOS Module, Windows UWP Module, Flop Rocket + Source Code, Solstice Source Code, and Home Source Code.

For those unfamiliar with the program, GameMaker Studio simplifies development by letting you write games using a combination of drag-and-drop elements and a scripting language. Creator Mark Overmars built it with novices in mind: knowing that not everybody is diving head first into powerful yet esoteric languages like C++, he wanted to offer up a proprietary environment that appealed to budding designers.

All that, plus Humble Bundle is offeringTropico 4 for free for the next day and change.

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David L. Craddock writes fiction, nonfiction, and grocery lists. He is the author of the Stay Awhile and Listen series, and the Gairden Chronicles series of fantasy novels for young adults. Outside of writing, he enjoys playing Mario, Zelda, and Dark Souls games, and will be happy to discuss at length the myriad reasons why Dark Souls 2 is the best in the series. Follow him online at davidlcraddock.com and @davidlcraddock.

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